Our Mission

About The Great Lakes Bay Animal Society

Our Voice. Their Story.

Did you know that in the Great Lakes Bay Region, two out of every three animals that enter a shelter will be euthanized?*

That is more than 7,300 animals a year. Approximately 140 companion animals in the Great Lakes Bay Region are euthanized every week. Twenty animals are euthanized every day.
One animal is euthanized almost every hour.

We at the Great Lakes Bay Animal Society believe that by mobilizing the caring power of our communities, we can reduce the number of these unwanted, neglected and abused animals that are surrendered to shelters in Midland, Bay and Saginaw counties.

To achieve our mission, our all-volunteer organization:

  • Rescues adoptable animals and provides care and medical treatment to animals in transition through our Foster Program
  • Ensures these rescued companion animals are placed in loving, permanent homes
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering for controlling pet overpopulation
  • Networks with and provides a rescue service for other shelters, ultimately reducing the kill rate in the Great Lakes Bay Region

The Great Lakes Bay Animal Society is dedicated to saving all unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused animals in the Great Lakes Bay Region. One by one. Hour by hour. Life by life.

*According to the 2010 Michigan Annual Animal Shelter Activity Report

GLBAS Mission

“Mobilizing the caring power of communities to reduce the number of unwanted, neglected and abused animals.”